Author Archives: Bob Peterson

Milky Way outing

Derrick Snider will lead an outing to balanced rock in Glade Park to shoot the milky way Friday Aug 14.  meet at balanced rock parking lot at 830 pm.  A moderate hike to the balanced rock.  Bring headlamp and tripod.

see Facebook for more information and if plans change.

July meeting cancelled

Sorry to say there was not enough interest in having any kind of meeting this month from the responses of members.   Hang in there and be safe out.   the next competition would be the Scavenger Hunt so get those prints printed and we will figure out how to submit and how to conduct the voting.

July stuff

The Board is trying to decide about the July meeting.  Please email tmcccontests@gmail.com before saturday if you would attend a meeting at our usual location on July 28.  Then we can get a head count to see if having an in-persoon meeting is feasible, with a max 20 allowed with masks.  Also let us know if you would attend if a meeting was virtual using zoom or similar platform.

Weekly Challenge – the Neowise comet is viewable this week at least.  Go out and shoot it with a friend or two and post the best effort on theTMCC Facebook group page.

The Milky way is high in the sky in July so why be shy and lie in bed and not try to eye it through the cameri.  Small group outing is needed.

The Scavenger Hunt submittal of photos is coming up in August.  Get out, shoot those winning photographs, get-r-done.  Print your photos, 4×6, labelled and ready to enter.  Details on how we might do this will be forth coming.  Beer in a park might be involved towards the end of August.

June meeting cancelled, competition deadline approaches

While a small gathering of less than 20 members could have been held, the Board decided to hold off respecting the health of our members and honoring the current policies.  The June meeting is cancelled.  Please let a board member know if you are interested in attending a virtual board meeting to plan a few things in the coming months.

July 1 midnight is the deadline for the TMCC competition with theme: Photo using people for context.

Competition Deadline Extended

The deadline fo submitting one of your amazing photos to the current TMCC club competition (theme: OPEN) is extended until May 10 midnight.

Also, Ed K. is providing discussions on the PSA entries and judging and editing.  thank you Ed for your time and voice.  It is very interesting.  Please click on the “Join the Discussion” tab on the TMCC website.  If you login, you can make a comment and add to the discussion.  Contact Bob if you need a new login password.

club activities update

The April club meeting has been cancelled but the competition schedule remains.

The next club competition, Open Theme, submittals are due end of the day May 1.

Submit to tmcccontests@gmail.com.

The scavenger hunt subjects can be found on the website, scavenger hunt tab.

Check out the Facebook page for challenges or photos of club member adventures.

Be safe out there.  Follow the guidelines, keep people around you safe and this will end sooner rather than later.

Club minutes for Feb 25, 2020

President Dawn called the meeting to order at 7pm.  one new guest and member: Nathan Bailey

Up-coming competitions and outings were reviewed: PSA due March 1; Club competition themed long exposure due April 1; Outing March 7 530 pm at Sharon’s for burning of steel wool and other night shooting.  Address is 2845 C1/2 Rd.  Blue house south side of the road, north of the river.

Treasurer report: $555 deposited.  $515.76 remaining.  meeting room was paid through November.

Photographer Chris Eaton, Pinyon Ridge Photography, presented his evolution into night and dark sky photography and recent publications for the CO Monument.

Sharon reviewed the judging for the PSA #2 competition.  The 6 selected photographs were from Marina S., Amy H., Robert Pratt, Paul G, Sharon B. and Debbie T.  The website will be updated.

The members divided into 3 groups to review and comment on about 5 photos provided by anonymous club members.

The meeting ended about 9:15 pm.